Our orthodontist and team at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Waco, Texas, can align your smile by shifting the position of your teeth using braces. The brackets and wires of braces will use gentle pressure forces to move teeth into an optimal bite position and creates a straight, beautiful smile.
While there are a few different types, all braces work on the same principle: minutely stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor the teeth in the sockets. Over time, this will eventually reorient and realign your teeth to achieve your ideal smile.
Braces are commonly used to correct alignment or crowding issues that occur when primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. This could be a result of the teeth being replaced at different intervals or a result of a tooth being extracted in childhood because of severe tooth decay.
A prevalent under or overbite, known as malocclusion, occurs when the upper or lower jaw is aligned unevenly from the other. Not only can this impair the ability to chew food and affect your appearance, but it can also lead to chips and fractures.
The severity of the alignment issue will directly influence the number of adjustment sessions that your orthodontist, Dr. Nieku Manshadi, will need to perform to achieve your ideal smile.
If you have alignment issues with your teeth, you should strongly consider calling Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics at 254.870.1440 to see how braces in Waco, Texas, can improve you smile.